Delaware Senator Gary Simpson [R]

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DESB224EngrossSection 1 of this Act increases the aggregate amount of Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credits that can be approved in any 1 fiscal year from $500,000 to $1 million.
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2018-06-22
To House Revenue & Finance Committee
DESB226EngrossThe Public Service Commissions (PSC) authority over public utilities has been changed by recent decisions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and legislation enacted in Delaware. This Act changes the statutory requirements for PSC public u...
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2018-06-22
To House Energy Committee
DEHJR13IntroIn January of 2018 the federal government passed the Federal Register Printing Savings Act, which included a moratorium in calendar year 2019 on a fee paid by health insurance companies or health service corporations to the federal government. The St...
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2018-06-22
To House Administration Committee
DEHB336IntroThis Act requires each public school district to equip the schools within their respective jurisdictions with an adequate number of panic buttons that may be used to immediately alert local law enforcement authorities of a security threat at a school...
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2018-06-21
Stricken in House
DEHB465EngrossIn January 2018, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 149th General Assembly in 2017 or as...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHCR95EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes and honors the young women of Delaware participating in the 2018 session of Delaware Girls State.
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2018-06-21
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB264IntroThis bill permits the City Council of the City of Milford to impose and collect a lodging tax of no more than three percent on hotel and motel rooms located in the City of Milford, so long as it is approved by a majority of the City Council pursuant ...
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2018-06-21
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB354EnrollThis Act makes the Delaware equal accommodation law internally consistent, correctly organized, and aligned with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").
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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB197EngrossThis Act provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession, use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delawares decriminalization of these offenses. To be eligible for the mandatory expungement, the marijua...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB204EngrossSection 1 through 4 of this Act establish interim standards and criteria in order to permit redevelopment projects to move forward while revised regulations are being drafted. The interim standards set forth in this Act would effectively "sunset...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 6 On Its Merits
DESB218EngrossThis bill amends Title 24 of the Delaware Code by changing the qualifications for a Professional Art Therapists. For those graduating with a master's degree prior to January 2013, a master's degree from an accredited educational institution i...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DESB223EngrossThis Act adopts the Uniform Law Commissions Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act (Revised Act), revising Chapter 54, Title 24 of the Delaware Code, which is based on the Uniform Law Commissions Uniform Athlete Agents Act (Uniform Act).
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Sunset Committee (Policy Analysis & Government Accountability)) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DESB228EngrossThis Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program (Program), which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act. This Act replaces Senate Bill 148 and makes the following additional changes:
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 4 On Its Merits
DESB234EngrossCurrently, the ability of the Department to take licensure action (i.e., suspension, revocation, limitation) is, in certain cases, contingent upon the public school employer first taking employment action (i.e., dismissal, termination). The Departmen...
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2018-06-20
Reported Out of Committee (Education) in House with 1 Favorable, 12 On Its Merits
DEHB472IntroThis bill removes two out-of-date sections of the Division of Motor Vehicles' code.
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2018-06-20
To House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
DESCR69EngrossThis Senate Concurrent Resolution creates a Delaware Youth Drug Prevention Curriculum Task Force to examine available drug prevention programs and to recommend a course of action to educate our youth about the dangers of drug, alcohol, and tobacco us...
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2018-06-20
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB405EnrollThis bill is intended to facilitate the growth and expansion of Delaware licensed craft alcoholic liquor companies within the State by permitting them to ship product manufactured on their licensed premises to entities under common ownership and cont...
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2018-06-19
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB411EngrossThis Act amends Delaware's existing continuity of government laws as required in conjunction with the adoption of House Bill No. 410, which completes the process to amend Article II, § 5 and Article XVII, § 1 of the Delaware Constitution to ado...
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2018-06-19
Reported Out of Committee (Elections & Government Affairs) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
DESJR4IntroThis Joint Resolution recognizes the university of Delaware's center for environmental monitoring and analysis as the official repository of historical and real-time weather and climatological observations for the state of Delaware.
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2018-06-19
Introduced and Laid on Table in Senate
DESB185EngrossThe year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Delaware State Fair. This act allows the Department to issue a special license plate to honor this 100th anniversary.
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 3 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits
DESB172EngrossThis bill will increase the public transparency of education funding information by directing the Department of Education to:
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2018-06-13
Amendment HA 1 to SB 172 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHB410EngrossThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment that would alter the continuity of government provisions of the Delaware Constitution to enable the effective continuance of government following a variety of emergency situations. The first le...
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2018-06-13
To Senate Executive Committee
DEHB460IntroThis Act is the first leg of a Constitutional Amendment reflecting the recommendations of the Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) on Potential Fiscal Controls and Budget Smoothing Mechanisms established as p...
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2018-06-13
Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 2 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
DESB147PassImmunity from liability for individuals rendering emergency care is addressed in many sections of the Delaware Code. There are several separate statutes providing immunity for specific professions and even for lay individuals providing specific types...
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2018-06-12
Signed by Governor
DESB240IntroThis Act requires a physician to offer a patient ultrasound imaging and auscultation of fetal heart tone services before terminating a pregnancy and provides civil and criminal penalties for the failure of a physician to comply with this requirement....
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2018-06-09
To Senate Sunset Committee
DESB139EnrollThis Act requires that health insurance offered in this State provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization ("IVF") procedures, for individuals who suffer from a disease or condition that results in the inab...
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2018-06-07
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 NO
DEHB448IntroThis act is the first leg of a constitutional amendment that protects parental rights.
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2018-06-07
To House Administration Committee
DEHB428IntroThis Act does all of the following:
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB430IntroThis Bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to utilize any laboratory designated by the Department of Agriculture rather than only the State Chemist to analyze samples of foods, dairy and other feeds and insecticides, and to cooperate with the...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 8 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
DEHB427IntroThis Act does all of the following:
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB439IntroThis Bill authorizes the Thoroughbred Racing Commission to be a member of the new Interstate Anti-Doping and Drug Testing Standards Compact. Under the Bill the Thoroughbred Racing Commission would become a member of an interstate Compact with other p...
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2018-06-06
Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 2 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
DESB215IntroThis Act creates the Omnibus School Safety Fund to provide funding to public and charter schools for certain school safety projects.
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2018-06-01
To Senate Education Committee
DESCR43EngrossDesignating February 6, 2018 as "Ronald Reagan Day" in Delaware
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2018-05-10
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB205IntroThe Act protects the life of the unborn child at a time when the potential for the child to survive outside the womb increases, especially with the advancement of medical procedures. Also, there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee
DESB209IntroDelawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the general effects of the change o...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB210IntroDelawares existing Criminal Code was adopted in 1973 and was based on the Model Penal Code. Since that time, the Criminal Code has quadrupled in size and expanded to other parts of the Code without consideration to the general effects of the change o...
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2018-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
DESB171EngrossIndividuals who are released from prison face many hurdles as they re-enter the community, including difficulty obtaining identification documents. Lacking identification imposes additional hurdles as these individuals attempt to find housing and emp...
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2018-05-09
Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in House with 9 On Its Merits
DEHCR82EngrossThis resolution recognizes April 30th - May 5th, 2018 as Auctioneer Week in Delaware.
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2018-05-03
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHCR84EngrossThis concurrent resolution thanks the Career and Technical Student Organizations for their presentation of geraniums. This concurrent resolution also extends the General Assembly's best wished for continued success to these exemplary students.
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2018-05-02
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DESB186IntroThis Act requires the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to direct 35% of the funds from the auction of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative CO2 allowances to the Sustainable Energy Utility and 30% of the fun...
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2018-04-26
To Senate Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Committee
DESB152EngrossThis Act would facilitate EV and grid-integrated electric vehicle interconnection by including the Society of Automotive Engineers industrial safety standard, J3072, which sets safety requirements for EVs that provide power from their batteries back ...
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2018-04-25
Reported Out of Committee (Energy) in House with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB385IntroThis Act places a constitutional limitation on base general fund operating appropriations. However, appropriations deemed as emergencies involving the health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of the State that are approved by three-fifths of the me...
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2018-04-24
To House Administration Committee
DESCR51EngrossThis resolution designates April 6, 2018 as National Tartan Day and commemorates the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States.
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2018-04-19
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHB174PassThis Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time ...
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2018-04-18
Signed by Governor
DESB31PassThis bill allows a hunter to use a handgun in lieu of a shotgun on farms permitted by DNREC through their Deer depredation programs to reduce agricultural crop damage.
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2018-04-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB243PassThis bill is the direct result of the Delaware Financial Review of Volunteer Fire Companies Task Force Report of February 2017, created by House Concurrent Resolution 95 of the 148th General Assembly. The revised subsection (b) established in this Bi...
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2018-04-17
Signed by Governor
DESB158PassThis Act allows a person to land food fish in Delaware that was caught using equipment or a method illegal in Delaware waters if the food fish was caught in the fishery conservation zone, the person has the necessary State and federal permits, the am...
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2018-04-05
Signed by Governor
DESR17EngrossThis resolution adds a new Rule 30 to the Senate Rules relating to Anti-Harassment Policy and Training.
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2018-03-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
DEHB97PassThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicant's eligibility for licensure. It gives the Board discretion to grant waivers for a felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and...
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2018-03-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB315IntroThis Bill requires all statewide and other candidates that may appear on the general election ballot to disclose whether or not all their State and Federal personal income tax returns are filed and any tax due has been paid and whether or not all the...
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2018-03-01
To House Administration Committee
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